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All the following statements apply to malignant melanoma except:?

A. the malignant cell is a melanocyte
B. they present as non-pruritic purplish macules
C. the neoplasm grows rapidly and metastasizes early
D. the lesion is usually dark or multicolored with an irregular border

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what do the term complex cystic mass with in the right adnexa finding concern for neoplasm?

also what is neoplastic process

neoplasm means cancer  (+ info)

how did you know you had breast cancer?

I have a 1.9x.9 cm lump. An ultrasound report stated that an atypical solid neoplasm cannot be excluded. Also said this may represent an atypical spacious cyst. A surgeon took a biopsy and now I am waiting for results. Can anyone give me some insight. I am so scared right now!!

Well, on the positive side, most lumps that are biopsied are not breast cancer. So you have statistics on your side. It's not possible to guess from the words in the report ... is there a Birads score mentioned? This gives an indication of how suspicious the radiologist found the mass to be. If it was 4, then it was suspicious but not at all certain ... mine was 5 which indicated that the radiologist was pretty certain it was cancer and the biopsy was confirmatory.

Try not to worry. Worrying won't change the results either way. I know it's easy to say and not easy to do, but you should try to distract yourself ... go to a movie, go out for pizza with friends, but stay off the internet looking up stuff about breast cancer. There will be plenty of time to deal with that if it turns out to be positive.  (+ info)

What is a Neoplasm? I am scared to death!?

What exactly is a Neoplasm? My husband has either a Neoplasm on his lung or an abcess. I am fearing that this means he has cancer.
I am getting sick with worry!
Can anyone help me with this?
Please be nice when answering this!

Kathleen, a neoplasm is an abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Neoplasms may be benign (not cancer), or malignant (cancer). It is also called tumor.

That said, you just have to wait until they identify it as an abcess or a neoplasm. I am sorry to hear that he potentially has this. There is still hope that this is benign ... thats what we can pray for :)  (+ info)

Do thyroid nodules that grow mean cancer? ?

I just had a FNA that came back as "moderately cellular smears without colloid suspicious for follicular neoplasm". The doctor said I could get half my thyroid removed (the nodule is solid and measurement is 2.6cm x 1.6cm x1.6cm or every six months get an ultrasound to see if it grows. Will growth of this signify cancer? Apparantly, there is a 20% chance that this is cancer, but two doctors doubt it is. Thank you so much!

you have been given pretty solid information. "follicular neoplasm" of the thyroid is cancerous in 10 to 20 percent of cases, depending on which studies you read. Unfortunately, to tell the difference between cancerous and benign follicular neoplasms a pathologist needs to examine the entire capsule of the lesion (the layer of tissue on the outside of the mass) and this can only be done with surgical removal. Watching a neoplasm for growth is considered reasonable because of the 80-90% chance that it isn't cancerous and the fact that even if it is cancerous thyroid cancer is typically not rapidly aggressive. if it does grow on repeat exam that is more worrisome for, but not a guarantee of, cancer. Ultimately you have to decide which you are more comfortable with, having surgery but knowing for sure what it is, or not having surgery and having some doubt. Discuss the risks and alternatives with your surgeon fully before you decide what to do.  (+ info)

Does anyone know about expecterated necrotic neoplasm?

expectorated -- to cough out
necrotic -- decaying
neoplasm -- new growth

the neoplasm is a growth inside the body -- could be as harmless as a cyst, or as dangerous as a cancer. it has to be tested to know what it is.

when you said expectorated -- im guessing this came from the lung. sounds like there is a foreign body inside the lung that was decaying and eventually coughed out.

i suggest you still speak to your doctor so that he can prescribe a series of tests done to you like chest x-ray, CT scans, and even pulmonary function studies. we don't want to just ignore this.  (+ info)

Large heterogeneously enhancing lobulated mass in the left upper lobe and lingula of concern for neoplasm.?

Small to moderate left pleural effusion causing compressive atlectasis / consolidation in the left upper lobe. Heterogeneously lesion in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, which is incompletely imaged

I'm guessing you want the radiological reading interpreted?

- large, complex mass in upper part of left lung, possibly cancer
- some fluid in the upper part of left lung pressing on lung tissue enough so that it can't get full of air
- complex lesion in the upper left part of abdomen (under ribcage), which isn't visible enough to really interpret

Keep in mind, doctors have to assume the worst of some lesions/masses like cancer and do appropriate tests for it, but it may be something like an infection, etc.

It sounds like they will have to do more tests.  (+ info)

whats the neoplasm common in females that its 1st metastasis is to the lung?

Breast cancer  (+ info)

Why does chemotherapy cause so much uncomfort in who it undergoes?

-Hair loss
-Nausea and vomiting
-Diarrhea or constipation
-Depression of the immune system hence (potentially lethal) infections and sepsis
-Secondary neoplasms

Because it is a seriously toxic drug. It kills cells, thats what its designed to do. The only trouble is that it cannot tell the difference between a cancer cell and an ordinary cell;  (+ info)

How many times more likey are you to die of HIV/Aids in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesatho, and Botswana than....?

.. all of the causes of dying in the UK (including cardiovascular disease and malignant neoplasms)?
this includes HIV/Aids related deaths in the UK.

i'm not sure about stats of the UK, but in south africa, HIV ratio is extremely high in south african countries, i think about 30% of the people there are infected, but as long as you're level headed, you're safe, and honestly if i was you, i wouldn't sleep with anybody in south africa, especially camroon.  (+ info)

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